Redoine Faid

Helicopter jailbreak gangster recaptured in France

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French robber Redoine Faid, who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak, was arrested in northern France after three months on the run.

One of France's most wanted gangsters narrowly avoids arrest

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Gendarmerie services said Rédoine Faïd, 46, a convicted gangster who escaped jail for a second time in a hijacked helicopter on July 1st, was spotted in a car "observing a service station", but managed to avoid arrest after fleeing the scene and dumping his car in a shopping centre where it was found to contain explosives and false number plates.

Notorious thief escapes from Paris jail by helicopter

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Rédoine Faïd, jailed for robbery in which a police officer died, was aided by armed men causing diversion outside prison while helicopter landed.

French gangster who broke out of prison in daring escape is captured

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Redoine Faid, who held five people, including four guards, at gunpoint before detonating explosives to destroy five doors, was arrested at an hotel.

France jail break: prisoner uses explosives

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Redoine Faid, described as 'particularly dangerous', escaped from prison in northern France after blasting through five doors with explosives.